Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM)

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Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM)

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TAC Name:Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM)
Affiliated With:Red River College
TAC awarded: 2012, 2017
Short Description:TACAM supports Manitoba’s aerospace and manufacturing sectors by providing enhanced access to RRC’s technological assets, specialized facilities and equipment, and subject matter expertise. Industry benefits through training, knowledge and technology transfer, technical services, and applied research engagements.
Twitter Pitch:TACAM is a conduit for innovation, supporting the aerospace & manufacturing sectors by providing access to technological assets, applied research expertise & specialized training.
Address:B100-2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Point of Contact:Name: Dele Ola, Manager, TAC for Aerospace and Manufacturing


Phone: +1-204-631-3430



Services offered in: English

Areas of Innovation Expertise:·         Advanced materials processing (Metals and Composites)

·         Laser and advanced arc welding

·         Robotics and automation

·         Imaging (including high-speed imaging)

·         Non-destructive investigation

·         Physical and computer-based simulations


Technical and Business Services

·         Advanced welding support for product development

·         Assistance with building products approvals and commercialization

·         Design Services

·         Non-destructive inspection (NDI)

·         Performance Monitoring and Management

·         Printability testing and analysis

·         Problem solving

·         Product testing

·         Scientific report writing

·         Technology & workflow consultation

·         Technology evaluation / validation

·         Components/parts fabrication

·         Concept ideation & design review

·         Customized machining (including laser machining)

·         Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

·         Facilitation service (introduction)

·         Field trials/Simulation

·         Proof of concept

·         Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

·         Scientific and technological monitoring

·         Technology development

·         Testing Services

Applied Research and Development·         3D design & rapid Prototyping

·         Advanced welding (including laser and arc processes)

·         Automation

·         Composite part manufacturing

·         Concept validation

·         Design of Experiment

·         Laboratory/pilot scale prototyping

·         Non-destructive inspection

·         Pre-commercialization 3D Printing services

·         Process optimization

·         Product Design & Development

·         Product Re-design & Improvement

·         Sensory research facilities

·         3D Scanning

·         Composite manufacturing

·         Composite tooling design and manufacturing

·         Industrial scale prototyping

·         Manufacturing process design and development

·         Measurement inspection and alignment

·         Performance monitoring and analysis

·         Provincial and federal grant proposal development

·         Report preparation on R&D results

·         Reverse Engineering

·         Robotics and automation and imaging

·         Technology validation and transfer

Training·         Corporate on-site & in-house training

·         Design, development, and delivery of customized training

·         Interactive Workshop Sessions

·         Needs assessment and gap analysis

·         Connections to co-op placement opportunities

·         Curriculum development

·         Training planning

·         Train the trainer

Technology Diffusion·         Customized technology demonstrations

·         Networking events

·         Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

·         Presentation of results at conferences

·         Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

·         Field site product demonstration

·         Industry-specific events & symposia

·         Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

·         Rental of space & equipment

·         Seminars and Workshops

Specialized Equipment AvailableModel Factory Machine Shop

·         3D Printing: Stratus (2) and Stratus Fortus

·         Manual Machining: Lathes, Milling Machines, Surface Grinders, Cylindrical Grinders

·         Heat Treatment: Gas High Heat Furnace, Gas Tempering Furnace

·         Inspection: Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM): Mitutoyo CMM & Profile Projector, Brown & Share CMM Optical comparator

·         Computer Numerical Control (CNC): TL Lathes, SL20 Bar Feeder, SL20 APL, SL20, SL10

·         Haas Vertical CNC Mill: Mini Mill, vf1, vf2, Horizontal


Composites Model Factory

·         Contamination Controlled Area Shop

·         AGFM CNC Cloth Cutter

·         CNC 5-axis router

·         Ovens (curing composite parts)

·         Heated Platen Press

·         Environmental Booth

·         Paint Booth for all paint applications

·         Non-destructive Inspection: Ultrasonic, Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI), Magnetic Penetrant Inspection (MPI), and Laser Ultrasonic Testing (LaserUT)

·         Optical Layup Template Projector (OLT)

·         Metal/Engine specific: Sheet Metal Shop, Gas Turbine Repair & Overhaul Shop, Avionics Shop, large aircraft hangar, stores, etc.


Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training

·         Advanced Robotic CMT Welder

·         Lasers: Manual Nd: YAG Laser, Robotic CO2 Laser, Laser-MIG Hybrid Welder, Diode Laser, Plastic Laser Welding System

·         Micro TIG welder

·         Industrial Robots

·         Digital X-ray Tomography

·         Fortus 3D Printer

·         Chemical Vapour Deposition / Flouride ion Cleaning

·         Metallurgy Lab


Centre for Non-Destructive Inspection

·         5-Axis Gantry LaserUT NDI System

·         Industrial Automation & Robotic Facilities

·         Automation lab (FMS 200 System)

·         Robotics Lab

·         Robotics Lab: Dedicated Motoman Training Robots , Fanuc; Robot Cell in a Box, Dual Arm Motoman Robot

·         MIG Robotic Welding Training Cell


Research Robots : Baxter, Eddie – Robot Platform

·         Vision systems

·         High Speed Imaging Systems

·         Particle Image Velocimetry



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